Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What are spiders?

Spiders are arthropods classified into the family of arachnids; they are the largest and most diverse order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all organisms. Spiders typically have eight legs, six to eight eyes, two distinct body segments, a pair of fangs used to deliver venom, and a spinneret for creating webs. 

The coloration, size, and patterns of spiders vary greatly depending on species, and there are only two types of spiders to be concerned about in the Oklahoma City area – the brown recluse and the black widow. Killin' It Termite and Pest can provide more identification information on these spider species.

Are spiders dangerous?

While not every spider is dangerous, there are several dangerous spiders out there that may deliver concerning bites. For the most part, household spiders will be more afraid of you than you are of them, and even if they bite, it will only leave an itchy bump for a few days. However, spiders like the black widow and brown recluse deliver medically dangerous bites. Receiving a bite from one of these species can result in fever, nausea and vomiting, headaches, muscle aches or weakness, and dizziness. 

If symptoms of an allergic reaction such as trouble breathing or swallowing occur after a spider bite (this can happen with any spider), or you've been on the receiving end of a brown recluse or a black widow spider bite, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Why do I have a spider problem?

A spider problem around your property is likely to occur when you have factors that spiders love attracting them there. Pest prey issues, such as an infestation of cockroaches, ants, or beetles on your property, can bring hungry spiders looking for food, and cluttered indoor or outdoor areas can make for easy harborage points. Leaks and moisture issues can provide the humid or moist areas some spiders love to be near.

Where will I find spiders?

On your property, you are likely to find spiders hiding in dark, secluded areas such as attics, basements, storage spaces, the backs of cabinets, and under furniture. Be careful when looking for spiders on your property and carefully sweep webs away to deter these pests from staying.

How do I get rid of spiders?

To get rid of spiders, reach out to Killin' It Termite and Pest for the professional spider control you deserve. Our team will stop at nothing to eliminate all kinds of dangerous and common household spiders from your property, keeping you safe from the potential dangers that spider infestations can bring.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Keep spiders away in the future with these easy prevention steps.

  • Caulk and seal gaps around windows and doors where spiders can easily enter.
  • Keep interior areas decluttered and sweep away spider webs carefully to remove hiding places.
  • Address pest prey issues with the help of Killin' It Termite and Pest to remove easy spider food sources.
  • Keep outdoor areas clear of debris, long grass, and overgrown foliage to reduce spider harborage areas.
  • Fix leaks and moisture issues that contribute to damp and humid conditions, as these attract spiders and other pests to your property.

Contact Killin' It Termite and Pest for more information on spider prevention and control in your home or business.